Monthly Archives: August 2007

The Critical Importance of Family Worship

The Critical Importance of Family Worship “We deeply want a revival of domestic religion. The Christian family was the bulwark of godliness in the days of the Puritans; but in these evil times hundreds of families of so–called Christians have … Continue reading

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John L. Girardeau on the Power of the Church to Innovate in Worship

The following is a portion of The Discretionary Power of the Church by the great Old School Presbyterian (OSP) theologian John L. Girardeau. It is particularly profitable because he not only explains the often confused difference between the elements and … Continue reading

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By Whose Authority Do We Do These Things?

By Whose Authority Do We Do These Things? Over the years, I have amassed quite a collection of worship folders from various churches, and I will confess that I have profited from many of them as they have helped me … Continue reading

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Call the Sabbath a delight!

One of the things that I have come to appreciate about OSP churches and theology is the emphasis on the LORD’s Day. I didn’t become a believer until my freshman year in college (can anything good come out of the … Continue reading

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Abraham Booth’s Advice to Pastors

If we were to be brutally honest, we would have to concede that the failure of many churches and church plants to thrive can be traced to serious deficiences in the character and godliness of the Pastor. Often these deficiencies … Continue reading

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Officer Training Book List Now Annotated

At the request of one of the blog readers, I have annotated the book list to indicate why I recommend the various books, and what their various strengths and weaknesses are.

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Books for Officer Training…

One of the most important parts of successfully planting a church is the critical process of Officer Training. While I plan to write something in a while that goes into greater detail about how to go about training candidates for … Continue reading

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